Wanna Feel Kilig this Quarantine Season? Try FLAMES!
Kenneth Mheil Mangaya- Ay | May 18, 2020
Kilig is one of the best feeling whatever the season is! In 2016, the word “kilig” became officially part of the Oxford English Dictionary. It is described as a noun and an adjective. As an adjective, kilig means, “Of a person: exhilarated by an exciting or romantic experience; thrilled, elated, gratified,” or “Causing or expressing a rush of excitement or exhilaration; thrilling, enthralling, captivating.” As a noun, on the other hand, kilig is described as, “exhilaration or elation caused by an exciting or romantic experience; an instance of this, a thrill.”
There’s no other way to describe the feeling of talking to your crush than kilig! But, during the quarantine season, when was the last time you feel kilig? Have you tried the paper game called FLAMES?
Kids who grew up in the ’90s will surely have a major throwback of their kilig high school moments brought by this game that served as a crystal ball to predict the love meter of your crush or your puppy love. F.L.A.M.E.S stands for Friends, Love, Attraction, Marriage, Enemies, and Sweet. You get the name of two people (Friends/Crush/BF/GF). Cross out the similar letters in their names, and then total the number of the remaining letters. You then count the numbers against the acronym and then you get a future prediction of your “relationship” with the person (whose name you wrote down beside yours).
Here are the possible answers:
F – Friends – Your crush will never be but a friend; absolutely no romance in sight.
L – Love – There is chemistry between the two of you.
A – Attraction – No good, it’s tantamount to a passing fancy, therefore not permanent.
M – Marriage – The most exciting part! But… someday!
E – Enemies – Oh no, he/she doesn’t love you!
S – Sweet – The best way to make things work is to show him/her (real) sweetness.
Because of its popularity among the youth in the early '90s, ABS-CBN produced a youth-oriented TV drama anthology stylized as F.L.A.M.E.S. To celebrate the first anniversary of its Primetime TV Series, Star Cinema made it into a movie in 1997. The movie was made to look similar to the TV show because it was divided into two episodes starring the most popular love teams of the day, Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal and Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto.
FLAMES is just one of many Filipino Love Superstitious Beliefs. In the name of pure fun, why not give it a try to give you a kilig feeling that may brighten up your challenging day!?